Despite the portrayal of LGBTQ youth in the media with an abundance of acceptance and freedom, not all youth are able to express themselves fully or experience the calm acceptance of family, caretakers, and peers. This course will provide an overview of the various systems of care that youth may encounter during the course of their childhoods. This course will also explore the discrimination and backlash that youth often experience at the hands of these systems of care and caretakers. This class will be a seminar-style course in which the instructor will provide a limited overview of the class topic at the beginning of the instruction period, but pivot to a discussion of the materials that students will have read before class. This class will also include an optional tour of the Edmund Edelman Children's Courthouse.